Save a bee

Honey bee populations are disappearing at an alarming rate according to helpthehoneybees.com. We can save some bees by providing them a better habitat than monoculture land poisoned by pesticides (and mobile phone base stations). Natural beekeeping pioneer Abbé Émile Warré, apparently more worried about human souls than bee colonies, offered another reason to keep them: “Beekeeping is a moral activity, as far as it keeps one away from cafés and low places”. Apart from keeping you off the streets the abbot had some more advice for modern man: “The body needs exercise without which it atrophies. The mind needs exercising too, otherwise it deteriorates. Working on the land is best suited to the needs of human beings. There, both mind and body play their part.” While appreciating the moral advice we are even more delighted with his simple and bee-friendly hive design in his famous book “Beekeeping for all” (available as a free download). Bees are needed for pollination and on organic farms they produce excellent honey, a healthy sweetener with medicinal properties. If you have experience with sustainable beekeeping and want to join an Osho community, consider to come over (2010, springtime) and help us get our Apiculture project buzzing.

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    goatsbeesplants said,

    Awesome blog! I really enjoyed what you have to say about bees and their needs. Have you thought about using top bar hives for the project?


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